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Hitting Gym? Take These Protein Rich Foods!

1) Almonds

Almonds have the highest protein-to-calorie ratio of any nut, as a quarter-cup portion delivers seven grams of protein and 175 calories.

2) Beef

Obviously, the healthiness of beef varies, with fattier versions like ribeyes delivering 30 grams of protein for every 450 calories of beef.

3) Cheese

Hard cheeses like cheddar, parmesan, and Gruyère, as well as soft cheeses like ricotta and goat, have the most protein.

4) Chicken

Each ounce of chicken contains a massive 8 grams of protein, so a 3-ounce portion contains 24 grams of protein, which is over half the required daily consumption for the average person!

5) Chickpeas

Each ounce of chickpeas contains three grams of plant-based protein, so add them to salads, enjoy them in hummus, or season and bake them for a delightful and nutritious snack.

6) Edamame

A cup of boiled and shelled pods has 18 grams of protein, fewer than 200 calories, plus antioxidants, vitamin K, and fiber.

7) Eggs

Each egg contributes six grams of protein to the daily allowance. Although the egg white contains more protein, the yolk still contains at least two grams.

8) Fish

Fish are an excellent source of protein, including trout, cod, flounder, haddock, and halibut, as well as salmon, sardines, and tuna.

9) Greek Yogurt

A cup of Greek yogurt has between 15 and 20 grams of protein, which is almost twice as much as a cup of regular yogurt.

10) Oats

The main type of protein in oats, called avenalin, is similar to the proteins in legumes. With 6 grams of protein per cooked cup, oats are a great way to get some morning energy.

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